Everyone is familiar with the concept of the sixth man. The guy who isn't quite good enough to start but is the best of the rest. The game changer. Sixth men in the NBA tend to be one-trick ponies, usually scorers. The sixth man from last season, Jason 'Jet' Terry embodies this role. His job last season was to provide a scoring punch from the bench.á To be the 'instant offense' guy. As well as an important role, it is also 'fashionable'. The gunslinger who rolls into town and lets the bullets fly without worrying too much about the law. (In this case, substitute 'law' with 'defense' to a degree) The role is also overrated. Whilst the title of sixth man is almost meaningless, (is it the first guy off the bench, the best bench player, the biggest name, etc.) almost everyone can name their ...
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Article written by Sean Gartland